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Michiel Hendriks
Michiel Hendriks

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New Programming Jargon

Besides coming up with new solutions to old and new problems, we programmers sometimes also come up with new terms.

About ten years ago a question was posted on StackOverflow asking people about new terms they coined. The result was quite a good list of terms I am still using to date. Terms like Yoda Conditions, or Stringly Typed. Jeff Atwood wrote an article about most of the good terms. Sadly the original StackOverflow question has been deleted.

Today while reading Ben Halpern's post Have you rekindled your love of coding after losing the spark at any point in your career? I saw Jason C. McDonald's comment

I only start losing my love of coding when I start getting burned out and codeblind on one project. The cure is usually to take a break and pick up something completely different!

Where de defined codeblind as a term for that phenomenon when you've been working on the same code for so long, you can no longer see the obvious.

As it has been a while since the StackOverflow quest, I this it's due time to ask it again.

What new programming jargon have you coined, or picked up somewhere?

Post your term and definition in the comments below. 👇👇👇

Top comments (2)

avalander profile image

Science Driven Development: it's when you try things and see what happens.

elmuerte profile image
Michiel Hendriks

Isn't that simply development? 🤔
So an opposite would be Religion Driven Development where you simply write code and a higher power will make it all work.